New Orleans Jazz Fest is a can’t-miss event that celebrates the history and heritage of jazz in the Crescent City. We’ve already outlined some of our favorite acts and must-do Jazz Fest activities, but what about each night after the festival ends?
Read on for our guide of what to do in the French Quarter after Jazz Fest is over each evening (hint: it involves even more music). Happy festing!
Friday, April 22, 2016
Robin Barnes & Her Jazz Band will play at our sister property, Hotel Monteleone, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. as part of their free Jazzy Jam music series, followed by Lena Prima & Band from 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
The historic Saenger Theatre hosts an acoustic-electro evening, featuring the Smashing Pumpkins with special guest Liz Phair. One Eyed Jacks offers two Leftover Salmon shows: Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers at 8:00 p.m. and Walter “Wolfman” Washington at 11:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Jazz Fest favorite Trombone Shorty hosts his 2nd Annual Treme Threauxdown at The Saenger Theatre, with special guests The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Marc Broussard, Cyril Neville, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter Jr. and more surprise guests.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Thursday night offers two star-studded parties: Trombone Shorty’s Shorty Fest at House of Blues will feature Ian Neville, The Revivalists, New Breed Brass Band, MainLine, Big Chief Juan Pardo & The Golden Comanche Mardi Gras Indians, and RageFest at the Joy Theater presents Lettuce, Oteil Burbridge, Cyril Neville, Break Science and the Nigel Hall Band.
If you’re in the mood for something more low-key, head to Jazzy Jam at Carousel Bar & Lounge for Antoine Diel Jazz Quartet from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Nayo Jones Experience from 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Friday, April 29, 2016
Relax in style all night long at the Carousel Bar as the Jazzy Jam music series continues with Robin Barnes & Her Jazz Band, beginning at 5:00 p.m. followed by Lena Prima & Band from 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Le Petit Theatre hosts an Intimate Evening with Marcia Ball, known for her raucous brand of Gulf Coast rhythm and blues. On both Friday and Saturday night, the Saenger Theatre presents an all-star event dubbed “Last Waltz New Orleans” which will pay tribute to The Band’s milestone final concert, with performances from lead members of The Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule, The Radiators, The Meters, Bonerama, and many more.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
One Eyed Jacks offers two performances by Kamasi Washington, with a show at 8:00 p.m. and a late show with doors officially opening 1:00 a.m. Sunday. Just outside of the French Quarter, Orpheum Theater hosts Galactic featuring JJ Grey & Mofro, with special guests Moon Hooch.
Looking for something more relaxing? Take in a tiki cocktail at our very own Latitude 29, then head to the Carousel Bar for a nightcap with High Standards Orchestra featuring Graham Hawthorne from 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Close out your Jazz Fest weekend with Rising Appalachia and the Lost Bayou Ramblers at House of Blues, The Brian Jonestown Massacre at One Eyed Jacks or Tom Hook Band featuring John Fohl at Jazzy Jam at the Carousel Bar & Lounge.
The Perfect Destination for French Quarter Fun
No matter where you plan to go after the fest, Bienville House offer the perfect starting point for your French Quarter vacation. Our boutique hotel is located in the heart of the French Quarter, just steps away from many popular New Orleans attractions.